If you’ve been wanting to learn paper piecing, this might be one way to do it. Craftsy.com has a class that you can take at your convenience. Here is what the class description says:
Don’t just admire complex quilts with sharp, perfect points — create your own! Find out how to do foundation paper piecing with seven free block patterns and step-by-step guidance from author Elizabeth Dackson. Create beautiful blocks as Elizabeth shares easy-to-follow techniques for planning your projects, cutting fabric and getting started with paper foundations. Discover how warm and cool colors help to accentuate precise piecing, and find out how to properly place your fabric before stitching. Elizabeth will demystify stitch length, irregular foundations, directional prints and pictorial blocks, sharing expert tips for impeccable results. You’ll be delighted how quickly you master the basics and breeze into stunning showpieces!
Sign up today! And take the class at your leisure.
Or, if you live in the Springfield, Oregon area, you can head over to Our Sewing Room and take a paper piecing class from Teri Harter.
Taught by Teri Harter
Saturday, August 22, 10 AM – 4 PM
This class will have 3 different levels of paper piecing techniques — two each of “Easy”, “Intermediate”, and “Advanced” patterns. Come learn the basics and work on as many as you like. Five blocks are approximately 6″ square, and the sixth block is a 12″ square Mariners Compass. Once the blocks are completed, you can turn them into pot holders with the optional $5 kit, which includes enough Insul-Bright, batting and Silver cloth to make three pot holders. The finished pot holders make great hand-made gifts! $40 – Includes 6 patterns